Proposal for new ISO C 9x time API

D. J. Bernstein djb at
Tue Oct 6 17:16:52 UTC 1998

Markus Kuhn writes:
> Each time one of Dan Bernstein's systems misses a leap
> second announcement, the TAI value that this system uses from then on
> will be off by one more second.

Correct. This means that local times will still be displayed correctly,
but time differences across N missed leap seconds will be off by N.

In other words: ``Without a leap-second table, libtai performs just as
badly as Markus's proposal.''

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